is behind Bead Inspirations?|
Vicki Lapp began
Bead Inspirations in early 2003 as a home-based business. She taught jewelry making
classes out of her home in Alameda and sold supplies. Over time, she expanded
both her repertoire of classes and a community of beaders. Vicki has a diverse
background that includes many different types of arts and crafts. Professionally,
she has been an engineer and a corporate trainer/consultant. When she discovered
her love of beading, it was natural for her to want to teach it to others.
was not alone in her efforts to build Bead Inspirations. There have been many
people who have contributed their talents and loving spirit to make Bead Inspirations
what it is. Vicki is grateful to the SCORE
counselors who helped her turn this home-based business into a full-fledged brick
and mortar store. The wind beneath her wings has come from the wonderful customers
that have found inspiration in her classes and bead parties, and the talented
staff who take pleasure in inspiring customers. Vicki is a member of the Northern
California Bead Society.
of Bead Inspirations
person is naturally creative. We strive to foster an environment where people
are encouraged, supported, and acknowledged in expressing their natural creativity.
person is immensely capable. We offer classes and training that give people an
opportunity to develop their skills and get enlivened by finding that they can
do more than they knew they could. They leave classes with an expanded sense of
their potential. They will take joy in learning something new and saying "I
can do this!".
is inspiring and healing. We offer products that stimulate and nurture our spirit.
gifts that you make yourself is a powerful expression of love. We encourage people
to make gifts to give to people in their lives.
person is valuable because they are individual and unique. Their personal self-expression
is an important way to express their uniqueness. When people make jewelry for
themselves it is a loving thing to do for themselves, as they are allowing their
spirit to flow through them and be expressed.
of service to others is an honor and a joy. When we are working we are being of
service to others.
needs to relax and have fun. We are a stand for people to relax and have fun,
whether it is in our store or at home.
of our customers are busy people. When people come to our business, our processes
for signing up for classes and making purchases are efficient and don't waste
do what we say we are going to do. We act with integrity.
is special about Bead Inspirations classes:
choose materials in class to make your class project, selecting from a broad range
of styles. Most bead store classes select the materials for you, and give you
the least expensive clasps to use. In our classes, you choose whether you want
to use the finest materials, economical materials, or something in between.
methods are professionally designed by an instructional designer. The steps of
each technique is broken down to ensure that you will learn them.
classes are designed so that you will leave with a finished project that you designed
instructor and staff will guide you in selecting materials and designing your
project. We're experienced at taking the overwhelm out of the process. You
don't have to do anything to prepare for the class.
learning style and pace is respected and your creativity is nurtured (not pressured).
You can relax and feel nurtured.
part of the team!
Share your love of beads with our wonderful customers!
We hire part-time sales associates and operational assistants from time to time.
Is it right for you or someone you know? See the job
postings for current positions available.
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